New Podcast Explores Role of GIS in Government

July 6, 2018


In a new collaboration, NSGIC and StateScoop have launched GIS Addressed to feature the perspectives of state government GIS experts on key issues.  The series connects the dots between how geographic information systems work, why they are important, and how they fit into government technology agency operations and initiatives. 

"Geographic information systems have been a part of the fabric of government for decades. Now, in an era of increased focus on the centralization of technology and on information technology agencies within state and local government, a new day is here for GIS. And it could completely change how technology, data, mapping and more function in government," says Associate Publisher and Director of Strategic Initiatives at StateScoop, Jake Williams.

On the first episode of GIS Addressed, Oregon Geospatial Information Officer Cy Smith speaks on the importance of having a geospatial information officer within state government. 

"Almost everything government does relies on location information," says Smith. "We have to create and maintain collaborative governance structures that support those cross-silo activities." 

Stay tuned for future topics including framework data layers, state and local government coordination, imagery for the nation, the value of GIS in emergency response and more. 

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